Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims arrived at Pakistan on Saturday from different countries welcomed the historical opening of Kartarpur Corridor and said Prime Minister Imran Khan has won the hearts of Sikh community across the world by opening this corridor and his name will remain imprinted in their hearts forever.
‘Imran Khan has fulfilled the promise of opening Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh community of India which he made a year ago and won their hearts. It was our long cherished desire to visit this holy place which the prime minister turned into reality’, Sikh Pilgrims said while talking media. A jubilant Sikh Pilgrim, Sardar Amir Singh said this is a moment of happiness for the nations of Pakistan and India. Sikh community in India will now be able to visit their holy place in Kartarpur without passport and visa.
‘Indian nation can also get maximum benefit out of this project’, Sardar Amir Singh said during his visit to Kartapur Corridor. Another Sikh Pilgrim, Baba Ge Gorpal Singh said ‘I express my heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan who has given such a big gift to the Sikh community not only of Pakistan and India but the whole world through opening Kartarpur Corridor on the biggest occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak’.
The whole world is appreciating this peace gesture of Pakistani government which would allow Sikh Pilgrims from India to under take a visa free visit to the sacred shrine of Baba Guru Nanak and perform their religious rituals. Sardar Kalwant Singh said opening of Kartarpur Corridor is a good decision taken by the Pakistani government which has made easier for our Sikh brothers and sisters to visit their holy places in Pakistan. Now, Indian government should also facilitate the Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan for visiting their holy places in India by taking some similar step.
Head of Pakistan Sikh Council, Dr. Ramesh Singh said ‘Today is a happiest day for the whole Sikh community as well as devoted followers of Baba Guru Nanak across the world. Opening of Kartarpur Corridor conveyed a message to the world that Pakistan is a peace loving country.’ He appreciated the way different institutions of Pakistan including Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-Faith Harmony, Evacuee Trust Property Board and others worked hard for timely completion of this project.
He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa for making excellent security.